• 16
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker: A Bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild

[caption id="attachment_2516153" align="alignright" width="138"] The bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild in question.[/caption] QUESTION: I have a bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild. The bottle is No. 32124. The bottle label notes: “Shipped by / LEXIS /LACHINE & CO.” What is the bottle’s value and what is the best way to sell it? – KC, Hellertown, Pa. ANSWER:...

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  • 16
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/16/2013

[caption id="attachment_2516171" align="alignright" width="279"] Superior Spider-Man #19 (J. G. Jones Variant Cover)[/caption] The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales....

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  • 15
    Oct

Banksy Guerilla Art Stunt offers Canvases worth Hundreds of Thousands for $60 Each

[caption id="attachment_2516161" align="aligncenter" width="503"] Throughout October, Banksy is unveiling a new piece of art, such as this piece, around the city each day—be they a series of murals, videos and a couple of mobile art displays in the form of trucks—delighting in-the-know New Yorkers and drawing large crowds of tourists.[/caption] One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. But...

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  • 15
    Oct

‘Youngest Picker’ Connor McCrory’s Inaugural Estate Sale Deemed a Success

[caption id="attachment_2516116" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Eight-year-old Connor McCrory’s first foray into the estate sales business was deemed a great success, as several hundred people came by the La Cañada, Calif., estate looking for bargains. Even a TV news crew stopped by to interview “America’s Youngest Picker.”[/caption] LA CAÑADA, Calif. – Connor McCrory’s first foray into the estate sales business...

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  • 15
    Oct

Sports Card & Memorabilia Roundup: Honus Wagner Fraud and Bejeweled Hoops Cards

For those with simply a mere casual interest or for those more heavily invested in the sports card and memorabilia hobby, issues related to the business side of this multi-million-dollar industry often garner headlines from mainstream sources. Recently, several such events have transpired that have caused a wide variety of reactions from hobby rookies and veterans alike and...

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  • 15
    Oct

The Evolution of the Elvis Movie Poster, U.K. Style

[caption id="attachment_2516124" align="aligncenter" width="614"] “Love Me Tender” (1956). The King announces his big-screen arrival with this simple but powerful poster design. (Photo: chantrellposter.com)[/caption] Elvis Presley was a movie star as well as a singer, starring in 33 big-screen productions. These films were not only hits in America but were widely appreciated overseas and probably no more so than...

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  • 15
    Oct

Ask a Worthologist: Lladró Ballet Dancers Figurine

[caption id="attachment_251613" align="alignright" width="196"] WorthPoint member Denise J. purchased a Lladró figurine from a bankruptcy sale of a jewelry store. When she couldn’t find it in a current catalog, she engaged Worthpoint’s “Ask a Worthologist” service to find out if it is a discontinued item and, therefore, worth more. Worthologist Mike Wilcox was given the assignment and he...

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  • 12
    Oct

Postcard Time Machine: All the Single Ladies

[caption id="attachment_2516069" align="alignleft" width="212"] This glamorous single woman is far more upset about losing her best friend than her boyfriend. Seen in dealer boxes for $1 to $3, it’s a far cry, indeed, from the "old maid" postcards of the past.[/caption] These days most young women know that they can get an education and launch a fulfilling career...

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  • 11
    Oct

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – A Look at Golden-Age Pre-Code Horror

The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the Overstreet Guide to Comics (OVST), Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers and rankings are...

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  • 10
    Oct

The Collector’s Minute: Telling Victorian Cranberry Glass vs. 20th-Century Versions

[caption id="attachment_2516012" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cranberry glass made by Pilgrim Glass in the 1980s can be challenging to differentiate from original 19-century Victorian pieces.[/caption] The origin of "cranberry glass" is thought to go all the way back to the late Roman Empire and was rediscovered by Italian glassmakers during the 17th century. The secret of the ruby coloration involved...

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